Gay Games 9 in Cleveland is approaching quickly.
The myth that being LGBT precludes one from being an athlete has been refuted over and over, and Get Out and Play further seeks to highlight the important role that LGBT people play in the sports world. Philadelphia has a vibrant LGBT sports community and, in Get Out and Play, PGN artistic director and photographer Scott Drake chronicles the match-ups and meets, tournaments and tryouts that stand out on the local LGBT sports calendar, as well as tackles issues like homophobia in sports and unity among local teams.
There are plenty of opportunities to play in any number of tournaments across the sports spectrum this summer (even if summer is a repeat of last year’s endless spring and jump to winter).
Gay Games 9 executive director Thom Noble told me this week about a new gay addition to the opening ceremonies, which already include the Pointer Sisters and Philadelphia-raised Andrea McArdle.
Every spring, the QPenn team puts together a week-long celebration of all stuff Q at Penn, culminating with the Penn Athletes and Allies Tackling Homophobia Pride Games on the closing Sunday.
Gay Games 9 reps announced another first for this summer’s games: Rock climbing, or sport climbing, as it is sometimes known, is making its inaugural appearance August in Cleveland.
The Philadelphia Fins Aquatics Club board and officers had an informal baton-passing Dec.